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COVID-19 Updates from International Student Services: November 2021:
The latest updates can be found on the Travelling to and from Canada page.
            1. International students with a valid study permit (or approval letter) can travel to Canada (McGill is on the list of DLIs with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan). Before making travel plans, please refer to our Entering Canada page.
            2. Fully vaccinated travellers authorized to enter Canada by land or by air, are now exempt from the federal requirement to undergo a 14-day quarantine. The 14-day quarantine continues to be required for all other travellers who are not considered fully vaccinated.
           3. For more information, please refer to McGill's quarantine resources and IHI’s vaccination FAQs.

Please visit our COVID-19 page for additional news, resources, and FAQs.

Coverage - policy no. 95258

Before reviewing the information below, please see ISS' COVID-19 FAQs and resources pages for up to date information on the impact of COVID-19 on immigration related matters.

For full details on the IHI plan, please view our VIDEO RECORDING here. (WEBINAR LINKS DOCUMENT)

Contract year is defined as each McGill University academic year period from September 1 to August 31 of the following year, except for Exchange students. Your coverage becomes effective:

  • August 1, for the semester starting September 1 or
  • December 15, for the semester starting January 1 or
  • April 15 for the semester starting May 1

You are provided with two complimentary weeks to keep you covered while you settle in prior to the start of your studies.

Types of coverage

Types of Coverage Who's Covered Notes
Single Coverage Only you (student)  
Dependent Coverage  You and your spouse* OR you and your dependent** child

*Spouse - the person, of the opposite sex, or same sex, who is:

  • legally married to you or
  • Designated by you and with whom you have been living on a permanent basis for at least one year (this period does not apply if a child is born of such union).
    At any given time, only one person may be insured as your spouse.

**Dependent Child(ren) unmarried financially dependent child(ren), until they reach age 18. Dependent children in Canada are now eligible for RAMQ coverage.

Family Coverage You, your spouse and at least one dependent child OR you and more than one dependent child

To activate your coverage, you must confirm your health insurance contract on Minerva, under International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form.

Get detailed information about your International Health Insurance coverage in the Medavie Blue Cross Handbook.

Important note about diagnostic tests: Charges for out-of-hospital diagnostic tests, other than those mentioned in the handbook, are not covered. To obtain an estimate of the amount that would be reimbursed by the plan for a diagnostic test, you can send a request for an estimate to Blue Cross as you would do for a claim (for example, on the Medavie Blue Cross application) and a response will be sent to you.

You can also learn more about coverage for:

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